College and Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid for Higher Education teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental
illnesses and substance use disorders.

This 8-hour training — which focuses on the unique experiences and needs of college students — gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

WHAT IT COVERS
• A discussion of campus culture and its relevance to the topic of mental health.
• A discussion of the specific stress and risk factors faced by those in higher education.
• Applying the action plan in a number of scenarios designed specifically for faculty, administration and students.
• A review of the mental health resources available on campus and through partnerships in the community.

WHO SHOULD TAKE IT
• Students (at least 18 years of age)
• Faculty members
• Resident advisors
• Campus law enforcement
• Academic advisors
• Counselors
• Campus clergy
• Financial aid employees
• Coaches and athletic personnel
• Administrators
• Librarians

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